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? >> reporter: good morning, chris. people here are flocking to the churches, once again, to mourn and try to comprehend the incomprehensible. as we learn more of the horrible details of what happened here. details from the medical examiner, gruesome. lives ended with multiple gunshot wounds at close range. many of those lives just getting started. 8 little boys and 12 little girls, six and 7 years old. >> i have been at this for a third of a century and my sensibilities may not be the average man's but this is probably the worst i have seen, the worst... that i know of any of my colleagues having seen. >> reporter: six of the victims at the sandy hook elementary school, were staff. the principal, said to have been killed while lunging at the gunman, guidance counselor mary sherlock rushing toward the shooter when she was killed and the other known murder scene, where nancy lanza, the mother of the shooter was found dead, police found evidence they hope will explain the motivation of the gunman. >> the secondary crime scene we discussed with the female located, deceased, did produce some v
it as we grieve and mourn for those who are lost. each light that sits before us is a light that's been lost to our world. so many innocents, so many brave. lord, all we can do is throw ourselves upon your tender mercies, trusting that you hear our prayers. we know those who are lost, because they are ours, lord. not names on some list, but our mothers or sisters, our brothers or friends, kindred all, because if we did not know them ourselves, we know someone who did. and so we pray, lord, for all the souls lost and all the families and friends who are so torn by grief. for in this moment, we are all your children, a family related by your love. so help us to care for these families in their sorrow and for each other in ours. may they feel the healing embrace of a neighborhood, a town, a state, a nation, a world. help us to forever remember that we embrace the grieving as our own and bring us together as one family to live together in peace and amity. help us to share the lights that stand before us. help us to carry them out into this world and share it with a world so in sorrow and so
, an idyllic community, town of 30,000, just likes newtown, and people are mourning and weeping as they mourn for the teachers at sanry hook elementary school. >> just when you think you can be composed and keep it together and maybe the tears will have stopped, they put out the names and ages of the victims and even not knowing them, but just to read through their names and their ages is just wretching. we will show you some of their names now, the victims, there were 12. we'll show them later to you, basically 20 children and younger than we thought, remember that president obama and his first report that they were between five and ten years old. they were really just six and seven years old, all of them and it's also to know, we didn't know at the time, what close range they were killed. how good of a marksman this shooter was and we now know tragically they were shot many tim times. >> the mother of the shooter, nancy, was a gun collector and taught her son how to shoot and we'll be asking questions about this in the days ahead and all used in the massacre were tied, registered to her, an
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of the sandy hook shooting as the nation remembers their lives and mourns their loss. and we wants to update you now on a story we first reported yesterday here on mornings on 2. oakland police have arrested two people in connection to a quadruple shooting. it happened around this time yesterday morning between 84th and 85th avenues. officers found three men shot. a woman that was also hurt was dropped off at the hospital. they are all expected to recover. >>> a teenage boy remains in critical shooting after getting involved in a drive by. police say four men in a car opened fire on the teen. the teen victim was able to walk about a block to san francisco general hospital. no arrests have been made in the case. >>> bad news for businesses looking to move to san francisco. the city has seen the largest leap in office space costs world-wide. a new report says occupancy costs which include rent, local taxes, and service charges jumped 36.4% in downtown san francisco in the last year. the cost rose to $90 per square foot. and if you live in the 415 getting a new phone number could mean changing
, as the nation mourns the victims of the newtown school shooting, we turn to a man of faith. for some answers. in these trying times he sees the need for a spiritual awakening. we'll discuss the sandy hook massacre and the meaning of christmas. with pastor rick warren. >>> plus, a change at the state department. as the benghazi report is finally released. we'll ask our sunday panel about the nomination of john kerry to replace hillary clinton. and, where the investigation of a terror attack that killed four americans goes now. and, our power player of the week, continues in holiday tradition, to show respect for veterans. all, right now, on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and hello, again from fox news in washington. at christmas, people who arnauty get coal in their stock and if the white house and congress don't make a deal in the next nine days to avoid the fiscal cliff we ring in the new year with big tax increases and spending cuts. here to talk about what is going to happen or two leading senators. john barrasso, chairman of the republican policy committee. and, from new york, democrat k
mourning the passing of dave brubeck. brubeck attained pop star acclaim with his album timeout, the first ever million selling kÑÑ0gó;vtv it included classic hit "take five" which you just heard. he was famous for playing in black jazz clubs during the height of segregation. dave brubeck died in connecticut one day short of his 92 birthday. >> with a a gift to all of use spencer christian had a chance to meet with him. >> great pleasure of seeing him perform several times. met him once, what a ja. just warm, accessible ask engaging. and a genius. >> yes. yes. >> absolutely. well, let's talk weather. things are beginning to calm down a bit. we're going to be drying out soon. a live view from our camera in emeryville looking at cloudy skies. not many locations receiving rainfall but we do have showers showing up down in parts of the south bay. there you can south of san jose and not far from gill roi. actually closer to morgan hill and san martin now. an area of light showers and away from populated areas so our rainfall system for now is winding don. we can see showers before the night
this grieving community continues to remember and mourn the 26 who are not. >> there's no words. >> just deep sadness. just like -- just right down to the middle of all of us. >> reporter: grief counselors and extra security teams were at schools as class resumed in k w newto newtown, tuesday. sandy hook elementary has been closed. it's not clear when students will restart school, when they do, the classrooms will look the same as they did before the attack at monroe elementary. still everyone here knows they will never be the same. 20 friends, teammates, brothers and sisters will always be missing. jay gray, nbc news, newtown, connecticut. >>> now for a look at the weather including that winter storm making its way east, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins. good morning. >>> good morning. this storm will cause a lot of headaches. schools will be canceled in some cases. airports will have cancellations, too. this map shows the areas that will be effected. the pink showing the winter storm warnings. now we have brand new busily saad wa blizzard warnings from ames to des moines and central w
leigh, thank you for that report. >>> the nation is mourning the loss of one of the great military leaders of our time. retired four star general norman schwarzkopf died in his home in tampa, florida. the cause of death is unknown. he was 78. known as stormin' norman was movies famous for leading the victory in 1991. under schwarzkopf's command he earned two purple hearts. the white house is calls schwarzkopf an american original. general colin powell said of his friend that he, quote, not only inspired his troops but as inspired the nation. schwartz cough is survived by his wife brenda and his three children. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in the hospital in houston recovering from a terrible case of bronchitis which has triggered a series of complications. while mr. bush's condition is serious, in an e-mail yesterday, a spokesman said the former president hasn't lost his sense of humor. he said to please put the harp back in the closet. the family spokesperson joked i'm thinking heaven haven't seen a barrage of prayers like this since "it's a wonderful life." >>> t
of mourning across connecticut. today, the children from newtown school showed how resilient they are, the single act getting on the school bus. smiling from the windows and reaching out for a hug from a policeman. and dan harris was there. >> reporter: they were greeted at the door with hugs from teachers. the buses bore ribbons in green and white, the colors of sandy hook elementary. there ws serious security. police -- checking every car. but even this officer was giving out hugs. are there any concerns about safety? >> no, they're in a safe place there. >> as you can imagine, it was pretty difficult. what else are you gonna do? >> reporter: sandy hook itself remains closed indefinitely. classes will resume in an old school some time in january. sara was across the hall from the class that was astacked. >> i was so nervous. i was scared and i will be frightened many days that have. >> reporter: karen's son is a kindergartn kindergartner. >> i'm going to put on a brave face, march up to the door and say hello to the teacher and walk away and cry. it's all so surreal. i just -- it's
them know that we mourn with them. >> and while opponents protested the nra, the nra told nbc news it will not comment until the facts are thoroughly known. they deactivated their facebook page on sasht after celebrating getting to 1.7 million fans during the week, by the way. so it's the gun owners of america, a gun rights group to the right of the nra that's filling the void. the group's executive director, larry pratt, told "hardball"'s chris matthews, the sandy hook tragedy could have been averted if the teachers had been harmed. >> we've said, no, no, no, no, there's something really special and who knows what about those schools and maybe the teachers can't be trusted with a gun there. >> would this be a less free country if you couldn't have an assault rifle? >> well yb away. >> wait a minute, wait a minute. >> and finally in some other news, we may be closer to a deal on the fiscal cliff than ever before and it may come down to selling any deal that boehner and obama strike to their respective rank and file. today, boehner will meet with house republicans after making an of
is mourning two firefighters that were shot to death as they responded to a call. the shooter, 62-year-old ex-con, killed himself. several homes burned down. and the gunman's sister who lived with him, is among those still unaccounted for. >>> the entertainment world is mourning actor jack klugman. best moknown for playing oscar madison in "the odd couple." klugman had dozens of other credits in films and television. including an emmy for a dramatic role. jack klugman was 90 years old. >>> and a denver man is hoping for more than most this christmas. he's hoping for a new life, courtesy of the white house. eight years ago, a brutal beating left benjamin kyle with no memory of who he is. and as a result, he has no identification. he is hoping a petition to the white house will help him get a new social security number, as well as a new life. >>> here's a look at your christmas day forecast. there could be severe storms, tornadoes in alabama, mississippi and louisiana. foggy this morning from tallahassee to atlanta. heavy snow in oklahoma. and a storm moves in the northwest. cool temperatures i
of connecticut, back to their families so they can mourn and grieve their loss during this time. this community certainly just now getting out of the sadness and shock part and this grief heavily starting to set in. what we don't know about the shooter at this time is his exact identification. they're trying to process that information, as well. there are numerous reports that they're trying to figure out the kpan exact identification he had at the time. but those family who is have lost those children, 18 who died at that school this morning, chris. two others that were transported to a local hospital and died later. and six adults and then, also, the shooter that died. 27 people in all killed in this small area community here. and more details that we'll be learning about the heroics inside that school as this tragedy played out. we're hearing about how teachers that were in that section of the school where this happened, when they heard shouts or the shooting that started to begin, that they gathered those children and they hovered in an area and we've seen the images of parents who were reu
, kron 4. >>pam: tonight, the family of a berkeley woman is in shock.. and in mourning.. after she was gunned down while riding her bicycle last night. kron-4's aleica reid has more on the victim.. and the latest on the search for her killer.police are investigating a fatal shooting in berkeley. >> family members are gathering at this scene to more of their loved one, this sacramento street near longfellow middle school last night. they canvassed the school yard from top to bottom, the sidewalk where the victim was shot. family that long ago. pamela- mullins. they found that she had been fatally shot. after a phone call. >> she is a family person we do not understand why somebody would come to shoot her in her head. nobody deserved to to die like that. >> at this time they are investigating this as a homicide. they are looking for a suspect and motive i >> this is just wrong. >> the victim celebrated her 50th birthday 1.5 months ago and is live in the neighborhood for just a short time. >> it is sad. i just saw her three days ago >> using candles to spell her name in the name the s
: in washington, d.c., flags are flying at half staff as the country mourns with this small connecticut town that has lost so much. of course, thoughts and prayers of this entire community tonight are with those 26 victims that died here at the school. 20 young children under the age of 10 and also six adults. meanwhile, the investigation here continues. that's the story live in newtown, connecticut. chris pollone, nbc news, back to you. >> many thanks to chris. now to try to talk something sensible about this, we welcome blake zeft to the show, a former obama presidential campaign aide. we welcome back nan hayworth and mark simone. nan, let me begin with you, please. you're a doctor. >> yes. >> i know you're not a mental health doctor. but it has been alleged that he has asperger's syndrome, personality disorders -- nobody knows. does mental health play a huge role in this, from what you know? >> well, i'm the mother of two sons as well. i just can't imagine the scene at that elementary school. and of course the families whose children survived. these children who witnessed this. there's no
weep. >> mourn with those who and celebrate with those that celebrate. >> we see a lot of people that have overcome. >> is there aness between mental. and maybe you can be athey are ther the the scripture taugs about it some of the people who choose to let that spirit over take them. >> i know you are doing that and they need our prayers. >> see you tomorrow night. >> nicky halle made a decision. but the now of newtown will never be the same and an entire nation grieves for families in a small town. we'll take you inside of the investigation . >> we are holding both crime scenes. let anda a secondary crime screen. >> they are working athe knock to clex the weapons used that they want to know where those weapons. every one is examing for the. nthey includes another and thigh are interviewing are fortunately have to include the children from the school that survived the shooting. there are many, many witnesses that need to be interviewed. authorities are saying they had no contact with adam lanza and he was not a known criminal in newtown, connecticut. >> there was no connection sc
to ensure the safety of our children. while we mourn the deaths of innocent children and their educators, we must bring ourselves together for an honest, real national conversation about every aspect of this terrible attack. it will be a difficult conversation, but it is the responsible and necessary next step for the children of this country, for the children of montana, and i look forward to rising to the challenge. earlier today i had the opportunity to sit in the president's chair, and i heard many members of this body speak of senator inouye. some spoke of his distinguished voice, a senator's senator, a great hero, a true patriot, a singularly iconic leader, an incredibly great man, a giant of the senate, a mountain of hawaii -- the list goes on and on and on. you know, they say the hardest thing to get in life is a friend, and the easiest thing to lose in life is a friend. danny inouye was a friend. i'll never forget when one of my neighbors came out to visit me. dan's office is right next-door to mine in the hart building. came out to visit -- now, make no mistake about it before -- b
were gunned down. today, there were five more funerals. and tomorrow will be a day of mourning across connecticut. at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, a moment of silence to mark the one-week anniversary of the tragedy. >>> and also today, vice president joe biden began his task of curbing gun violence in america. he called in cabinet officials, police chiefs and law enforcement experts to give him ideas. and one of those men was the chief of police in baltimore, maryland, jim johnson, who said it's time to stop letting anyone who wants to fire off dozens of bullets without even having to reload. and he shows abc's john quinones the mere seconds that could save lives. >> reporter: they come in cases of 20, 30, even 120 bullets. maximum fire power packed into high capacity magazines. >> a lot more fire power. >> reporter: when the magazine is loaded into a weapon, a shooter can keep firing until it's empty. by then, the damage can be devastating. and this is why the police chief in baltimore county, maryland, wants to outlaw all but the smallest of these magazines. right here, this is it? >> yes, s
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. the heartbreaking sight of children mourning other children began in newtown today. 6-year-old jack pinto, a loving, vie vashs boy, idolized victor cruz. cruz wrote jack's name on his shoes sunday. now it was the team's turn to pay tribute. >> they were comforted and protected and a message of your being secure now. >> reporter: noah pozner's other called her 6-year-old son her little man. his uncle remembered noah as smart as a whip. noah's twin sister airelle surrender in another classroom. all 26 children murdered at sandy hook elementary school were remembered at last night's interfaith service. >> i come to offer the love and prayers of the nation. >> reporter: amid the sorrow, there was gratitude. a standing ovation for the first responders, from the families and other mourners in the packed auditorium. volunteer firefighter archie pelo gr en worked at the event. he too haeard the words "thank you." >> they're crying, they're upset, they're thanking you for what you've done. it is heart-wrenching. >> reporter: tonight everyone at the sandy hook firehouse will go home. >> i'm not sure we're ev
. the parents in mourning. >> she was the type of person that could just light up the room. >> what we know about the killer now. >> and how hollywood is responding to the tragedy. from canceled premieres to heartbreaking tributes. >> join us as we observe a moment of silence. >> this was tragic. and if you're upset about it as a parent, it's okay for them to see you cry. >> dr. phil's advice for parents in this time of
mourns. and i wanted to take a moment of silence for newtown, connecticut. if you'd join me, please. thank you. i will tell you that this is an exciting day for many, many reasons, but for me the first thing i wanted to say is just thank you to my lord and savior, jesus christ, to be honester with you. i believe that -- [applause] when you start out in a single-participant household with a mom who would works 16 ha day and you're looking at a future that doesn't look as bright and you're living in north charleston, south carolina, you build a strength that comes from having the appreciation -- >> so we're going to break away from this program. you can watch all of this if you'd like on our web site, c-span.org. take you live now to the floor of the u.s. senate back in, starting legislative business here at 2:00 eastern. live coverage, as always, right here on c-span2. the presiding officer: the senate will come to order. the chaplain, dr. barry black, will lead the senate in prayer. the chaplain: let us pray. almighty and everlasting god, in whom we live and move and have our being,
add mine to the many voices mourning his passing and say to his family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. mr. president, danny inouye was something in our senate that i think we should all strive to be and that is he was a warrior but he was a gentle man. he was a man who was loyal to the core for not only his beliefs but also his friends. and if he gave you his word, his word was good. he is someone that every one of us who knew him cared for and regarded as a giant among us. in fact, i would say today that the senate has lost a gentle giant. thank you, mr. president. and i yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from maryland. mr. cardin: mr. president, i join with senator hutchison in paying tribute to senator daniel k. inouye. i rise today to pay tribute to our dear colleague. senator inouye was not one of the tallest senators. in fact, he had a slight built and a quite demeanor, but he was a giant. he will be missed by all here in the senate. people of his beloved hawaii will miss him. all americans will miss him. in the immediate af
would say that this, the launch does happen it is not to celebrate the anniversary of, or to mourn, whatever you want to say the death of kim jong-il last december. that they are doing this test to further their own national security interests and, one of those interests is to have a robust, i would argue, nuclear deterrent against the united states. now, i would also add that they are more than willing to negotiate about that. i don't think it's inevitable that north korea would have nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles aimed at the united states but i do think they intend to try to accomplish that and this launch is a step, probably an early step, in terms of the developing that capability. jon: well the u.n., the u.s., seoul, said if you launch the missile it will be very provocative act. it could bring on new sanctions. i thought we were sanctioning everything we could in north korea. are we not? >> no, no. again a lot of new techniques have been applied developing new sanctions to iran. one of the methods to apply u.n. and e.u. sanctions of iran was to study the economy of iran.
in the family while in such deep mourning. twenty-six bells of our vow to be wrong. twenty-six bells are about to be tolled [church bells ringing] [church bells ringing] [church bells ringing] plan b is [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> trento. >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] bill: that is the edmond town hall in newtown, connecticut. the image was on the right, it was the trinity episcopal church. it is basically across the street. in this area of town, it is about -- well, it's sits on top of the hill. the giant flagpole is a landmark graded stretch is 10 stories tall. now flying at half mast dashboard half staff, rather. that area is 2 miles from the sandy hook elementar
the juxtaposition of the mourning of the names of the young children, so many of whom were looking forward to christmas with their families. we mourn the loss of those young children and all of the victims and we are remembering some of the heroes who died protecting others. the ornaments even more on those trees. dawn hochsprung was the principal of sandy hook elementary. by all accounts she lunged out into the hallway area and took on the killer to try to stop him and she was one of the initial casualties of this horrific crime. she is credited with alerted classes before she was killed and fellow colleagues who nearly walked into the line of fire. she was able to protect them as well. colleagues say she treated everybody in that school as family. >> just like her student. she cared for her family. she talked about the family. she was a great mother, stepmother, a wife. her family lived in our town. it's a small community. we would see each other in the grocery store. i continually asked her to come back to our school system but she was happy moving forward with her career. it's a great
of the money every month to avoid higher taxes next year. >> friends family and friends are mourning the loss of mexican american singer rivera. the 43-year-old believed to have been killed in a plane crash in mexico. her license was found in the plane. her body we are told was found this morning. even though the ntsb confirmed her death the family says they are still not losing hope. >> in our eyes we still have faith that my sister will be okay. we have no confirmation of her body being recovered. >>> we were told this morning that her body was recovered. we will have to check on that and give you word. the family is heading to mexico today. >> he was convicted of murdering a 7-year-old girl 15 years after the crime. the 73-year-old was sentenced in an illinois courthouse that case was considered one of america's oldest unsolved crimes. he had been dismissed as a suspect back when it happened and he went on to become a washington state police man. he was arrested after the investigation was reopened. >>> a former marine locked up in a mexican prison for four months on bogus gun charges. jo
, and the community mourning the deaths of 20 children and six adults murdered at sandy hook elementary school. today at religious services church leaders received sustaining ovations from parishioners helping cope with the grief. monsignor robert weiss who leads the parish in newtown says, quote, this has been the worst week of my life, but he also thanked the community for giving him strength to get through a week filled with funerals. the monsignor went on to say hearts will be broken again on christmas morning when that one special person isn't there. but he urged the people of newtown to celebrate christmas in its truest sense praying for hope, healing and peace. meantime, we're learning and hearing more from the family of one of the youngest shooting victims there, six-year-old ben wheeler was one ever the 20 children who died at sandy hook elementary. ben's father david has written a letter and we want to share some of it, reads in part, quote, so many people have told us they can't imagine or comprehend what we've been through or where we are. david goes on to write, what do we want? for you
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. the believed to have started in a motor under the plane's tale . hollywood mourning the loss of two legendary actors this morning. >> i know your teammates . let's do it again and do it right. >> charles durning. king much character actors pass away from natural causes . he portrade a feisty football coach in north dallas and pope and santa claus. charles burning was 89 years old . he was loved by millions as messy oscar madison. actor jack klugman decide. >> sunday evening is defrosting the ice box. you have ruined another sunday evening with your fussing. >> are you finished? >> i don't know. >> klugman's family said he went peacefully in his home in california . his wife was there. jack klugman was 90 years old. >> oscar or fellix. >> he was oscar. >> he was the better oscar or walter. >> they were best friends off camera. >> they worked together before in the 50s. one of my all-time favorite shows. >> are you oscar. >> i am way more oscar. >> i have seen your office. >> everyone loves christmas presents. so does father john mark. his christmas message is next. there he is. >> still hasn't
given time for mourning, prayer, and a full investigation of the facts before commenting. but then they said this, and i think this is the important part. quote, the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again. the nra is prepared to make meaningful contributions to stopping the next mass shooting in america. the nra? seriously? tell me more. >>> schools in newtown, connecticut, reopened today. students returning to classrooms today at all of them except two. one newtown elementary school called head of the meadow remained closed today after that school received an unspecified threat this morning from someone who is obviously in contention for the title of most heinous person on earth. aside from that, newtown elementary school closed today because of the threat, the other school that remained closed today is of course sandy hook where the shooting happened on friday. sandy hook will remain closed indefinitely. school administrators have made arrangements to send students to the neighboring town of monroe to a middle school
. >> it's a mourning process. >> it's awful. >> i can only, you know, i have no idea but it's -- eye just seen a little bit of it and it's normally parents bury -- children bury their parents. parents shouldn't be burying their kids, 6-year-old and 7-year-old little kids -- >> no, that's the horror of this, the real horror. and the fact that teachers were protecting people. that dawn tried to stop him. and, you know, i heard on another interview -- >> she was the principal of the school. >> i'm sorry, the principal, yes. i heard someone said if she had had a gun locked in her office, she could have taken him on. excuse me, she was in another meeting, not her office. to get to her office, she would have had to have gone through the gunman. i think we need to look at what these teachers did and not just the ones who passed away but that whole school, i know all those teachers and what they did to protect their children and to keep them safe was incredible. >> lillian, thanks for what you did, thanks for injoining us, thanks for sharing your thoughts. >> lead with love, please. >> our viewer
of fans are mourning the death of the mexican-american singer and reality tv star jenni rivera. what a tragic death. >> another sad story. investigators are trying to determine what caused the plane crash that killed jenni rivera and six others in mexico after a weekend concert there. 43-year-old rivera was one of the top stars of the music called bandi. she sold millions of records and once told cnn how she sold cans for scrap metal at the flea market to help make ends meet. she leaves behind five children. >>> former south african president nelson mandela is said to be doing very well. the 94-year-old leader's hospitalized in pretoria for a medical issue the government says is consistent with his age. 19 years ago today, mandela received the nobel peace prize for his human rights contributions in south africa where he spent 27 years in prison as retribution for fighting racial segregation. >>> mcdonald's says sales are up and it's credited a limiting time offering. the credit bacon cheddar sandwich. the cbo, as it's called, is a big factor, according to the fast food chain, which s
to mourn the death of the republican party. the party passed away on november the 6th reportedly of heart failure. a postmortem has indicated the party was suffering from dementia after railing against the country's demographic change. a report by maureen dowd attributes it's struggles to a stubborn refuse to adapt to a world where poor people, sick people, black people, brown people, and female people and gay people count. it's survived by fox news and the heritage foundation. joining us now for our wake, goldie taylor, ron christie, who is a republican strategist, both with me here in new yorkened a dr. james peterson, an associate professor at lehigh university, a regular contributor to thegrio.com. welcome to all of you. ron, the gop has announced a new party, quote, grow the party and win. how effective will it be when the only recognizable names are ari fleischer and haley barbour's nephew henry who believe the polls are skewed against mitt romney. >> i don't agree with that. i think politics is about addition not subtraction. we did a very bad job with outreach with people of color
mourn the loss of the 27 people gun down in newtown, connecticut, last week. our thoughts and prayers are with their families and the entire town and they will continue to be for a very long time. our hearts especially go out to those in what we know will be an extremely difficult christmas season. the president and other remind us that we have been here far too many times, even in just this year, as he said at the excue then call service a few evenings ago. it's time to act. it's not enough to sympathize with the families who lost loved ones, we have to take action to protect our children and all our citizens. to that extent, i have signed to the large capacity ammunition device act sponsored by congresswomen mccarthy and degette, which would prohibit the transfer or import of large capacity ammunition feeding devices manufactured before the date of enactment, as well as four or five other bills sponsored by congresswomen maloney and mccarthy, congressman perlmutter an others, to improve background checks, to slow the trafficing of guns and chemothem out of the hands of individuals w
off and let the families mourn. no, that is wrong, the families need us to take action on this, so the loved ones should not have died in veiain, our sentiments, to gather, as i keep telling everybody, making a difference, service, faith, connection to other people. that is going to get us through. and here, now is an opportunity for us all to gather as a community and make a difference. >> six years ago, one father shared with me the wrenching loss of his daughter in the virginia tech massacre. now he has some advice for the parents of the children killed in newtown. plaque psoriasis. i decided enough is enough. ♪ [ spa lady ] i started enbrel. it's clinically proven to provide clearer skin. [ rv guy ] enbrel may not work for everyone -- and may not clear you completely, but for many, it gets skin clearer fast, within 2 months, and keeps it clearer up to 9 months. [ male announcer ] because enbrel®, etanercept, suppresses your immune system, it may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal, events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancer
. it reads, "barbara and i mourn the loss of a true american president, and one of the great military leaders of his generation. a distinguished member of that long, great line hailing from west point, general norm schwarzkopf to me epitomizes our nation. more than that, he was a good and decent man and a dear friend. barbara and i send our condolences to his wife, brenda, and his wonderful family." very sad news for the country. >>> we start our second half of our show with the other stories we're watching tonight. former president george w.h. bush remains in intensive care at a houston hospital, where he's been treated for a fever. a spokesperson tells our miguel marquez that doctors are in no hurry to rush him out. and aren't offering a guess as to when he'll be out of the icu. he also says the former president is not on a ventilator and is good spirits. his chief of staff sent out a statement, saying his boss' condition is not dire, and saying, please put the harps back in the closet. >>> the city of newtown, connecticut, has received so many gifts since the december 14th shooting at sand
quote: we as a community mourn they're loss as two more families must spend the holidays without their loved ones. david lee miller in our new york city newsroom with more on this. david lee, what more do we know about the gunman at this hour. >> william spangler was an ex-con. he beat his own grandmother to death back in 19 0. at the time he was charged with second degree murder but he pled to manslaughter. he was released from prison in 1998. until six years ago he was on parole. the local police chief said today that spangler's criminal past raises serious questions about how he obtained firearms. >> spangler was a convicted felon so it doesn't -- you know, he is not allowed to possess weapons. so, you know, did he legally possess those weapons? no. we have had all kinds of weapons larcenies in town and around the county and in wayne county as of late so i don't know where those weapons came from but we are certainly going to find out. >> there is still no known motive for the rampage. authorities say spangler's 67-year-old sister with whom he lived in the home that burned to
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